Presentation of the Imberguet canyon
The Imberguet canyon is a ludic one, with many slides and jumps reaching 7 meter high. This canyon takes place in a very tight gorge. The Imberguet canyon also offers several abseiling more or less under a waterfall (up to 20 meter high). This tour is well-known in the Alpes-Maritimes like the nicer spring canyon. However, please note that the canyon is not practicable during summer because it is often dry. As a consequence, it is an excellent canyon for spring time.
The Imberguet canyon is located in a limestone massif and is a tributary to the Vesubie River.
The Imberguet canyon lasts for 3 to 4 hours (depending on groups) so a good physical shape is recommended. You also should not have vertigo because there are some quite impressive abseiling. Finally, you also should be able to know how to jump from 2 meter high into the water.
The Imberguet canyon can be planned by beginners with a sportive profile.
The Planning of the Day
After a meeting with your instructor at the parking located on the road along the Vésubie river, you will join the upper parking. The walk to get there is very short and you will be able to enter quickly to the canyon. During the first 300 metres, it is forbidden to walk in the water in order to preserve the environment and crayfish in particular. You will enter the canyon through some slides. Soon after, jumps and great vertical passages succeed each other for three and a half hours of pure sensations in a fabulous environment.
Where is the Imberguet canyon located?
The canyon is located in the Utelle commune. The GPS coordinates of the parking lot are :
43.9040, 7.2535 (decimal degrees)
43°54'14.4"N 7°15'12.6"E (DMS).
From Nice, take the road N202 following the direction of Digne les Bains. Arriving up to Plan du Var, turn right and take the road leading to the Vésubie Valley following the direction of Lantosque. Park your car forward the tunnel located before the Saint Jean le Rivière village.
You can estimate your itinerary by visiting our webpage "Access to activities ".
The roads of Verdon and Nice hinterland are winding. Please plan some more time than indicated on your GPS or on Google Maps.